Restaurant Guide |
Morton's remains as overrated and expensive today as when it first opened its doors for business in Aventura in 1998.
(Photo courtesy of Jennifer Montgomery/ABM).
17399 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura
Forms of Payment:
Cash, all major credit cards
$18 - $42
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Our Food Critic's Rating:
3.0 / 5 Stars
As pricey as ever.
With the exception of the "bar bites,"
which are served up twice daily (from 5pm until 6pm and then again from 9pm until closing),
The bar bites are tiny, but at $5 apiece, they're hard to refuse.
The list of choices includes
a trio of mini cheeseburgers and a foursome of petite filet mignon
As for the main menu, I have to concede that it's good.
I'm partial toward the shrimp and lobster appetizers. The bisque is incredible.
The steaks are excellent.
Just be emphatic when specifying how you want yours prepared. I've had
to send back ribeyes on more than one occasion
because they were undercooked.
And it's critical to let your server know you're a
regular; if not, he'll drone on and on about every detail of
every item on the cute little cart he wheels around the dining room.
(I never desire to know the name of the Idaho plantation on which my baked potato was raised).
The waiters try way too hard to impress.
That becomes a nuissance.
The check at night's end will be high.
Too much so.
In the end, not worth it, especially with dozens of other options with a five-minute car ride.
- Written by Thomas Mallon
February 1, 2011